INHOUSE

Bespoke

At INHOUSE we offer a bespoke service for recruiting and supplying the very highest calibre of domestic and household staff to a discerning clientele.

Experienced

We have over twenty five years experience within the domestic staff recruitment industry, we place candidates both in the UK and worldwide. We pride ourselves in building a relationship with our clients and candidates.

We only put forward applicants who have a minimum of two years experience and with excellent references.

Specialist

We specialise in the highest calibre of household staff.

We can help you whether you are a client looking for household staff or a candidate seeking work.

Whatever your staffing needs we are here to help you.

  • Butlers
  • Chauffeurs
  • Chefs
  • Daily Maids
  • Estate Managers
  • Housekeepers
  • House Managers
  • Governess
  • Nannies
  • Personal Assistants
  • Secretaries

About Us

INHOUSE was set up in 2000 by Mary Dobson, who has been working in the industry since 1994.

We offer a discreet, bespoke service for discerning employers within private households and prestigious private establishments. We specialise in the very highest calibre of domestic staff on a full time, part time or on a temporary basis both in the UK and Internationally.

We can assist with all staffing needs, however large or small. We have successfully supplied candidates to professional city-dwelling families, working country estates, stately homes, holiday villas and ocean going yachts.

How We Work

We offer a quality service to both clients and staff and will not waste your time by sending unsuitable applicants nor waste the applicant’s time by sending them for unsuitable posts.

After establishing your requirements we provide you with a selection of suitable candidates from our extensive database. For each candidate we endeavor to produce résumé outlining a candidate’s details and include a photograph. Once you have chosen the right candidates we will arrange the interviews on your behalf.

Safeguards

All our applicants have gone through our rigorous process of personal interview, reference and previous employment history verification. They must have at least two years experience and / or relevant professional qualifications. We ensure that all applicants have legal rights to work in the UK.

All written references are personally verbally endorsed before any candidate would be considered for any suitable vacancy.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and being fully up to date with all aspects of domestic service employment issues.
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It is our policy to follow up on our candidate’s progress and we are always available to discuss any issues, should the need arise. We offer a guarantee period during which we offer replacement staff as detailed in our Terms of Business.

Why Choose Us?

Through our knowledge in the industry, and are extensive contacts and attention to details, we have developed a strong reputation in excellence. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal touch and take the time to build a strong relationship with our clients. Much of our business derives from personal recommendations.

Recent Vacancies

Houseman – Live in Kensington

HOUSEMAN

A residential houseman is required for a family near Kensington.  There are three properties, each are three storey houses.

The principal lives in one house whilst his two daughters occupy the other two homes nearby

The family’s main home is abroad so the properties are used for short stays throughout the year.

The candidate would be required to carry out general maintenance and some security, some general help with housekeeping when required, some cleaning, shopping etc., there are housekeepers employed.

The main working days are Monday to Friday, however the candidate maybe asked to work extra hours when the family are in residence.

£40k per annum, self contained ground floor flat is available.

£40k per annum

Daily Housekeeper (part time)

An opportunity to work for a delightful lady based in Battersea.

The client requires a professional housekeeper to work Monday to Friday from 1pm. to 5pm.

A newly refurbished flat, with modern technology, duties taking care of the lady’s clothes, wardrobe management, general cleaning of the premises to a high standard, some shopping may be required.

To start asap.

£18 per hour

Chauffeur

One of our clients drivers will be leaving  in March and we’re keen to find a replacement ASAP.  They are currently seeking a suitable candidate to join the current team (three chauffeurs are employed full time).  They need someone to fit in with the other two drivers. Based Central London

  • Permanent position (salaried)
  • Part of team of 3 drivers, replacing one of the three leaving
  • Start date March 2024 (or preferably sooner)
  • Strong knowledge of London
  • Discrete
  • Flexible and accepting that last minute changes may be required to respond to the needs of the Principal and family
  • Weekend work is a non-negotiable. There is an increasing demand for weekend work given the Principal and family’s busy lives. There is a desire to have two drivers working every second weekend so we’re keen to find someone who is comfortable with weekend work and time off during the week instead. We’re also open to someone who would work every weekend, plus a few days in the week if such a suitable candidate existed
  • Other shifts are either full days or split between a morning or an afternoon/evening shift
  • Priority is driving the Principal and his son during the week – school, work, appointments and evening engagements. The rest of the day is running errands for the office and households, as required. At weekends, driving the Principal and wider family
  • Typically 5 days’ work and 2 days rest per week
  • Requirement to drive several different cars (including sports cars and left-hand drives), a Sprinter minibus and a motorcycle
  • Physically fit as some errands require lifting plus dog walking during the day if on shift
  • Good administrative skills

 

£55 - 60k per annum

Housekeeper live out – Monday to Friday

 

Housekeeper Profile for Wilton Mews Housekeeper Job Specifications – to start 20th October

The Housekeeper will provide a high level of housekeeping services to the Client. The ideal candidate must have proven previous experience working in a similar role.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Housekeeper

  • Cleaning house daily
  • Reporting maintenance issues and emergencies
  • Laundry
  • Looking after the family’s dog when needed (walking, feeding etc)
  • Ensuring the interior of the house is clean and well-maintained at all times
  • Coordinate with household staff to ensure standards are maintained
  • Ensuring cleaning product stock is available
  • Energetic, can do attitude

    Requirements

  • Proven work experience working as a Housekeeper in a similar role
  • Excellent with dogs
  • Able to travel with the family if needed (Once or twice a year)
  • Experience working in luxury residential properties and homes
  • Experience working with families and UHNWI.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of service
  • Able to work efficiently without compromising quality or standards
  • Able to ascertain the clients requirements
  • Excellent prioritisation and time management skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Highly organised and excellent at multi-tasking
  • Good communications skills
  • Outstanding references
  • Driving Licence (Not essential)
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Lives in London / Greater London (within one hour commute to Belgravia)
  • High attention to detail.
  • The ability to spot what needs doing in a home.
  • Creating systems if and when needed and/or maintaining them.
  • Available to work 40 hours per week, 5 days Monday-Friday

@43k per annum

Housekeeper/Cook live in

A live in cook/housekeeper is required to work for a couple based in Hampstead. Five day week.

Can be Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Sunday. Start time 8 a.m. a break during the day,    This is a five bedroom house all with ensuite bathrooms, over three floors.

Duties include keeping the house clean, carrying out all laundry, walking a small dog on the Hampstead Heath, the family are based next to the Heath.  Preparing breakfast which is usually just fruit and coffee/tea. Cooking a healthy dinner for the couple. The lady of the house works a few days in the week and leaves early so you would not be expected to prepare breakfast on those days.

The current housekeeper has been with them for some years but now wishes to live out, the require start date would be around Easter.

Own room and ensuite bathroom provided.

 

£600 net per week (negotiable)

Daily Housekeeper

A delightful couple who are moving into their newly refurbished property in Belgravia are seeking a second housekeeper to work alongside the Head Housekeeper, who has been with them for twenty years.

To start early January. Would suit someone mid thirties to forties as there are a lot of stairs.

General housekeeping duties, washing and ironing, general cleaning of the property, shopping, some cooking maybe involved but currently the Head Housekeeper cooks the meals for the couple who vegan.  There is a delightful dog, so the applicant must be dog friendly, there is no dog walking involved.

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5p.m.  There would be the odd occasion when the candidate would be required to work later if there were a dinner party.

40K plus per annum plus overtime

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